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Freight emissions: Compare apples and apples

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26/08/2014

Transport and logistics account for half the global oil consumption and nearly 20% of the world’s energy use. Experts estimate that up to a quarter of the global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are transport related and the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects this figure to double by 2050. Many stakeholders in the freight sector, industry and government are heavily investing in ...

Hydrogen refuelling station at NPL

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25/08/2014

A planning application has been submitted for a new hydrogen storage and vehicle refuelling system at NPL, as part of a project backed by the Mayor of London to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell cars. An article in Materials World by Nabil Zahlan, head of the Graphene Special Interest Group, outlines the path to commercialisation for graphene and the role NPL can play. NPL Huddersfield helped the ...

Session proposals accepted through 5 September for IAIA15: Impact Assessment in the Digital Era

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25/08/2014

IAIA15: Impact Assessment in the Digital Era will be held 20-23 April 2015 in Florence, Italy. Proposals for conference sessions will be accepted through 5 September.  IAIA15 is the 35th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).   New technologies are influencing all aspects of our societies, and they play a pivotal role in promoting impact ...

Nine Substances of Very High Concern Listed Under REACH, 10 Others Nominated

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26/08/2014

The European Commission has officially designated nine chemicals, including one used to make coated galvanized steel, as substances of very high concern, meaning their uses will have to be authorized. In a separate action, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Sweden announced their intent to nominate an additional 10 chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The European Commission ...

First continuous air quality monitoring stations for Faroe Islands

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25/08/2014

The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Tórshavn has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties. The stations, which were supplied by Air Monitors Ltd, provide continuous meteorological measurements and air quality ...

GreenRemediation Cluster Meeting

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22/08/2014

Green Remediation Cluster Meeting 2014 by ECOSURVEY@Remtech 2014 Ferrara Italy. Environmental impact of a remediation: characterization, design, construction, monitoring. How to effectively measure and calculate the environmental impact of remediation? What financial support is available for green remediation? What tax benefits are available in Europe for green remediation? The ...

21st century metal sludge recycling

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25/08/2014

The ever increasing price for raw materials and our customers’ desire for independence from international resource suppliers was the driver behind our newly developed process to recycle grinding sludges from the metal industry. Until now it has been usual to mechanically separate the oil and press the metal swarf with the remaining oil afterwards. But the emerging low-grade briquettes with ...

AWWA comments address fracking fluids rulemaking

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26/08/2014

In recent comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency, AWWA detailed its interests in an Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics rulemaking regarding the use of the Toxic Substances Control Act for collecting information on hydraulic fracturing chemicals and their use. There are numerous questions answered in the comments, but most connect with these central themes: Water utilities ...

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